Disposable Underwear Explores 3D Printing’s Retail Opportunities

Disposable Underwear Explores 3D Printing’s Retail Opportunities
Design

Spray on fibers could replace the outdated clothing production process.

Serena Chu
  • 13 november 2013

UK-based company Tamicare created a biodegradable and completely customizable fabric that molds to the body, leaving no fabric waste or any loose ends. Using 3D textile printing and chemical spraying, the company can produce a pair of disposable underwear in under three seconds. The spray technique — which Tamicare uses for a variety of garments — ensures speed and precision. Whether it is latex, cotton or other fibers, they can layer the material to form breathable and comfortable clothing.

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